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Vertical Face Restore: Solve All Your Problems With One Procedure

Mar 15, 2023 | Tips on Cosmetic Treatments

Are you considering vertical face restore? Maybe you’ve seen pictures of celebrities who have had the procedure and want to know more about it. Perhaps you just want to be more confident. Whatever your reason is, I’m here to help.

In this article, I’ll talk about vertical face restore, how it helps you, and how the procedure usually goes. I’ll also answer the most frequently asked questions about the surgery.

What Is Vertical Face Restore?

An old look can be caused by a number of factors, including ageing, genetics, gravity, sun damage, and smoking.

This procedure aims to reduce signs of ageing, leading to a more youthful and refreshed look. During this procedure, excess skin is removed from the face and neck areas, fat repositioned, and the skin tightened to create a more smooth, firm, and youthful contour of the face.

Sometimes, the procedure may also involve other techniques, such as brow lift or blepharoplasty. The results of this type of surgery are highly individualised and vary depending on each patient’s unique facial anatomy and desired outcome.

The technique used during vertical face restoration will vary between patients based on their needs. Generally speaking, this type of surgery involves tightening the skin tissue around the neck and jawline while lifting any areas that have begun to sag due to ageing or other factors.

The surgery involves making incisions in the hairline near the temples and then lifting and tightening the skin on the face. It can also involve removing excess fat and skin.

Vertical face restore can take several hours, depending on the extent of the procedure. It is usually done under anaesthesia, which means you’ll be asleep during the surgery. At my clinic, I prefer using sedation anaesthesia because it’s safer than general anaesthesia.

Recovery time can take up several weeks, during which you may experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort.

If you’re considering vertical face restore surgery, consult a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience. They will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best course of treatment. You can book a consultation with me here.

Benefits of Vertical Face Restore

Here are the benefits of vertical face restore:

1. Reduced wrinkles and lines

Vertical face restore can reduce or eliminate the deep folds and wrinkles in your skin caused by age, genetics, and other factors like sun exposure. The procedure involves removing excess fat from underneath the skin, tightening the underlying muscles, and repositioning the facial tissues to create a smoother, more even surface. This helps fill in wrinkles and create a more youthful look for patients of any age who want to appear younger.

2. Improved facial contours

Vertical face restore can help add fullness to areas that have lost volume due to ageing. The procedure is personalised depending on your individual needs.

For instance, fat grafting can be used to increase volume in targeted areas such as the cheeks or lips, while contouring can give more definition along the jawline and chin area.

3. Enhanced neck definition

During the procedure, excess fat is removed from under the chin while the underlying muscles are tightened up. Traditional facelift lifts towards ears, vertical facelift restore lifts vertically upwards, reversing effect of gravity


This helps create a more structured, attractive, youthful neckline. It also gets rid of a turkey neck caused by age-related changes like muscle laxity or fat deposits beneath the skin’s surface. Additionally, adding or removing fat from certain areas can further improve your neck and make it look natural.

4. Restored self-confidence

After the surgery, many patients get their self-confidence back. They feel better about their appearance after seeing less visible signs of ageing on their faces.

The improved facial contours achieved through the procedure can help you feel more confident when interacting with others. You can also look at yourself in the mirror daily, knowing you look younger than ever.

5. Reduced double chin

Vertical face restore has been proven effective at reducing or eliminating the appearance of excess fat that contributes to a double chin.

During the procedure, we can target this area with liposuction techniques or through other methods like laser skin tightening treatments that are specifically designed for this purpose. Doing these helps you achieve a slimmer, more defined profile all around.

6. Improved facial symmetry

Vertical face restore can also address asymmetry between different parts of your face. When done right, the procedure creates balance and symmetry throughout your face for an overall improved appearance.

By redistributing fat or filling creases, we can craft a result that looks natural but delivers enhanced results that’ll bring back your self-esteem.

7. Long-lasting results

After undergoing vertical face restore surgery, you’ll enjoy long-lasting results with minimal maintenance needed over time.

This makes vertical face restore a great choice if you’re looking for an anti-ageing treatment that lasts longer than non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and Botox.

Some patients will need periodic touch-ups over time, but these usually occur less often than non-surgical options require.

What Does Vertical Face Restore Surgery Involve?

As a result, it allows the tissue to be elevated and repositioned without pulling those ligaments again.

For this reason, the effects of the procedure become so massive. It’s also the reason why the results look so natural, without a hint of being pulled back.

In particular, vertical face restore involves a deep plane approach. Consequently, it offers an advanced, reliable method for lifting the face and neck, extending beyond the benefits of a traditional facelift and neck lift.

Finally, vertical face restore is performed under sedation, which is much safer than general anaesthesia and has a significantly shorter post-operative recovery time.

Preparing for Vertical Face Restore

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Follow all preoperative instructions given by your surgeon, such as avoiding certain medications or supplements and stopping smoking.
  • Choose a qualified plastic surgeon you trust and have confidence in. Remember, they should be licensed and experienced in performing vertical face restore surgeries.
  • Avoid alcohol at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Refrain from any other drugs that could make you drowsy or impair your ability to heal following the surgery.
  • Make sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and stay with you for 24 hours if needed.
  • Wear comfortable clothes on the day of surgery. Don’t wear any makeup or skincare before coming to the clinic.
  • Purchase all items needed for recovery ahead of time, such as cold compresses, bandages, special pillows for sleep elevation, and pain management medications (if prescribed by your doctor).

Vertical Face Restore Surgery Recovery and Aftercare

You must rest for a week or more following the procedure, with a gradual return to light activity as tolerated. Additionally, you should avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise and heavy lifting, for several weeks after the surgery.

You must also take pain medication to help manage any pain or discomfort during recovery. Additionally, you must keep your head elevated during sleep for at least one week to reduce swelling and promote proper healing.

In addition, you must use cold compresses to reduce inflammation and bruising. For most patients, these side effects will be gone a week after surgery. However, they can sometimes last up to two weeks.

After your vertical face restore surgery, it is important to adhere to any aftercare instructions given by your doctor. This may include attending follow-up appointments with your surgeon and/or dermatologist at regular intervals.

It’s important to keep these follow-up appointments for the best outcomes and ensure that any potential complications are quickly identified and addressed.

Lastly, ask your doctor any questions you may have to make sure you don’t do anything that will harm you by accident.

Risks and Side Effects of Vertical Face Restore

Vertical face restore involves risks and side effects that usually go away.


Here are the risks associated with vertical face restore:

Swelling and bruising

It is normal to have some swelling and bruising after vertical face restore. However, prolonged or excessive swelling and bruising may indicate something has gone wrong. If this happens, contact your doctor right away.

Pain and discomfort

Pain is not a common feature following vertical facelift surgery. However, although we give patients analgesia from our experience, more than 50% of Dr De Silva’s patients do not require analgesia.

Scarring from incisions

Depending on the extent of your surgery, there may be scarring from any incisions present after the procedure to remove lose skin. Scars can be placed discretely around the curves of your ears and under their hair line. In the great majority of people scars heal well and are difficult to see. There is a 1% possibility of troublesome scars e.g. keloid scars, these can require additional treatment.

Poor healing of tissue or skin

In some cases, wounds may not heal properly. This can cause further issues such as skin discolouration or other problems depending on where the wound is located on your face.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for vertical face restore?

Generally, any adult with healthy skin and underlying facial structure can undergo this type of surgery. Discuss your individual situation with an experienced surgeon before undergoing the procedure.

How long do the results of vertical face restore last?

The results can last for 10 years or more. Should you choose to be my patient, I will see you annually and provide continuous care. We can also explore maintenance using non-surgical treatments with a three-way approach: volume replacement (including fillers), skin rejuvenation (Botox, laser, regenerative medicine), and skin tightening (radiofrequency).

How long does vertical face restore take?

The length of the procedure depends on the number of techniques I have to use to get the results you want. In general, vertical face restore lasts for several hours. It is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home on the same day.

How much does vertical face restore cost?

Broadly speaking, vertical face restore surgery can cost anywhere from £5,000 to £20,000. The exact cost of the procedure depends on many factors, such as the location, type of facility, and doctor’s experience.

What results can I expect from vertical face restore?

Vertical face restore enhances the position of the midface, get rid of nasolabial folds, makes your eyes look more alive, lifts the neck, and smoothens the jawline.

Patient Story

A before and after photo of a patient who went under vertical face restore with Dr. Julian De Silva.


This patient was bothered by her tired look and sagging face. She came to me with specific requirements for what she wanted to achieve. Then, she asked me what I could put up to address all of her concerns. Therefore, I suggested the vertical face retore to combat ageing, sun damage, and gravity.

In her pre-operative photo, my patient looks tired. She has fullness along her jawline, shadows and loose skin around her eyes, many wrinkles, and sagging all over her face.

The procedure took several hours. The patient’s face, neck, brows, forehead, and jawline improved. Her jawline became more V-shaped and feminine. On top of that, she has a more rejuvenated appearance, making her look several years younger than her actual age.

While there’s still some swelling on the post-operative photo, you can see the significant difference on her face after the procedure.

Vertical Face Restore 7, Signature Facial Rejuvenation by Dr. Julian de Silva

In this video, I discussed the VFR7 (Vertical Face Restore 7), a signature facial cosmetic procedure I developed. It is a product of over ten years of work and research.

The VFR7 is an all-in-one solution to facial ageing achieved through a signature surgical procedure created and refined by me over 10 years and thousands of hours of experience.

The procedure, which features seven key steps, examines the face and tailor procedures based on what the patient wants. It also deals with the whole face, unlike traditional facelifts targeting only a specific portion.

The treatment solves the most common ageing problems:

  • Loss of v-shaped jawline
  • Square-shaped fullness on the jaw & neck
  • Tired eyes
  • Mid-face deep lines
  • Lengthening of the lips
  • Skin ageing with lines & enlarged pores

The VFR7 technique stands out from regular facelifts and neck lifts because it uses a vertically oriented approach, which results in a more natural appearance. In particular, the VFR7 rejuvenates the brows, midface, jawline, cheeks, and neck.

Kris Jenner’s Facelift

The momager extraordinaire famously underwent facelift years back to address ageing and Kim calling her “gobble gobble”.

Image Source: Radar Online

The momager extraordinaire famously underwent facelift years back to address ageing and Kim calling her “gobble gobble”.

Unlike most of her daughters, Kris did not shy away from admitting that she went under the knife to improve her look. Of course, everything was captured for the cameras on their hit reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Rumors were also put to rest when Kris admitted she had a facelift. Despite some backlash, Kris made a smart choice, as seen in her post-facelift photo. Her face now looks smoother, younger, and refreshed.

Sagging typically occurs on the lower and mid-face, which makes anyone look old. While Kris is probably one, if not the best momager in the world, she is not exempted from looking old. Getting this facelift allowed her to restore balance and harmony to Kris Jenner’s face. The results also look natural, so kudos to Kris and her team .

Visit Dr. Julian De Silva

Interested in learning more about how vertical face restore helps you achieve the youthful look you’ve always dreamed of?

Book a consultation with me today to discuss your options and receive a personalised treatment plan. You may also visit my clinic at 23 Harley St, London W1G 9QN, UK.

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Dr. Julian De Silva is a renowned and highly skilled facial plastic surgeon based in Harley Street, London. With a reputation for excellence in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. De Silva is the founder of the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Specialising in procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid surgery, he is known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. 

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Specialist Facelift & Facial Surgeon in London

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specialises in three main procedures: Facelift and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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